- Passionate about animal rights and conservation
- Climate change campaigner
- Motivated by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Inspiring education in Uganda through the power of play
Influencing change for a greener world
1. Who are you? And what is your passion?
I've always enjoyed being outside. Just being in nature and with animals. I want to make a career out of something I love and care about, and protect this for future generations.
I campaigned at the Plymouth Global Climate Strike and it was exciting being part of one voice. It finally feels like we are being heard. I hope this momentum continues.
2. How does Plymouth lead the way in studying animal behaviour and welfare?
Plymouth is really strong in the marine biology sector. There is so much cutting-edge research happening every day. Every year there are more brilliant students who can pave the way and make changes that matter.
3. What is a fear you’d like to conquer?
I've always feared being wrong. Being judged by people – even by people I like and are my friends. But I have moved past this now, because it is okay to be wrong.
4. How do you respond when faced with a problem?
A playground is a classroom in disguise. Children don't feel like they are learning, but really they are taking in the whole world while playing with their friends.
5. What do you know of that you believe could really change our world for the better?
We already have the knowledge and technology to drastically reduce our emissions to help stop climate change. It's about whether these resources are invested in and implemented in time.
6. What do you want the world to look like in 10 years?
I want to be a part of something bigger than myself and make a positive change for the entire planet. For us to live more harmoniously with nature, and to have a reduced effect on the biodiversity that exists in the world.
7. If you had the chance to share one message to the whole world, what would it be?
For everyone to be more kind to each other, and to be kinder to the Earth.
Improving welfare by understanding animal behaviour
Explore the evolution of behaviour in a variety of species and consider the many aspects of animal welfare, including an examination of legal and ethical frameworks.
While undertaking practical work and conducting behavioural and welfare assessment studies, you will gain the skills sought by employers and have the knowledge to make a difference.